On May 24, 1738, John Wesley reluctantly attended a meeting of Christians on Aldersgate Street in London. While the leader was reading from Luther’s Preface to the Book of Romans, Wesley experienced a feeling of utter joy and contentment about salvation. He referred to this moment as his heart was “strangely warmed.”
Our texts this morning: Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 2:10, 22-22:5; and John 14:23-29 speak in their own way about opening our hearts to the message and calling of our faith. If we follow Jesus, our hearts will be opened to the world that is around us.